One of the most sought after session horn players on saxophone, flute and clarinet, solo artist, arranger and composer Lou Marini has electrified audiences with his “sultry, seductive and singular” sounds in jazz, rock, blues, classical music and in film and television shows and specials
He’s been a member of Blood, Sweat and Tears, The Saturday Night Live Band from 1975-1983, The Blue Brothers Band and his credits include hundreds of albums, many of which have gone platinum.
He has recorded with Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Lou Reed, Frank Zappa, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Steely Dan, Dionne Warwick, Maureen McGovern, Deodato, James Taylor, Aerosmith, the Buddy Rich Big Band, the Tad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band and the Woody Herman Orchestra, to name just a few.
Lou has contributed both playing and writing to such films as THE REF, HAIR, THE WIZ, BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY, TRUE COLORS, BYE BYE BIRDIE & TURNER & HOOCH.
In June 2010, Marini, Jr. was named artistic director at the first Brianza Blues Festival, Monza, Italy. Marini attended North Texas State University College of Music, where he played in the One O’Clock Lab Band.
Marini has spent most of his professional life working as a sideman and arranger. In 2001, Marini recorded his first recording as a leader, with Ray Reach and the Magic City Jazz Orchestra, titled “Lou’s Blues” In 2010, Marini released Blue Lou and Misha Project , “ Highly Classified”, a collaboration with Misha Segal, and in 2012 the CD “Starmaker”.
Marini is a seasoned performance artist, actor, arranger, and composer, fluent in jazz, rock, blues, and classical. Accomplished on soprano, alto, tenor sax, flute, piccolo, alto flute, and clarinet, he is truly one of the industry’s most prolific artist’s of all time.